Bristol: Ford teams race quotes

DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 M&M's Ford Fusion (Finished 41st) DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED? "I don't know. It looked like somebody got into Dale Jarrett and he went up and hit the wall and he slid down in front of us. There was nowhere to go, so...

DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 M&M's Ford Fusion (Finished 41st)

DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED? "I don't know. It looked like somebody got into Dale Jarrett and he went up and hit the wall and he slid down in front of us. There was nowhere to go, so it was just kind of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's kind of a bummer."

HOW WAS THE CAR? "It was good. I think it's gonna be a great race car, I just wish we could be in it more. Our M&M's Ford Fusion, we struggled kind of all weekend in practice, but Todd Parrott made some adjustments this morning and it was better, but it's just really disappointing that we didn't get to run more with our M&M's Ford Fusion today."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Jackson Hewitt Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

"We had great pit stops today. I had a great, great race car. I'm excited to have Jackson Hewitt on the car for the next couple of weeks. Everybody just worked really hard. This is what this team is made of. We've had about four of these runs now, but this is the first one we've finished. I feel really good about it. Pat called me to take four tires and I was about a foot past the commitment line and I didn't want to try and chance it. It's unfortunate because I think we could have won possibly. We had a really good car on the short run and the long run, but we'll never know."

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAR? "At this particular race track it's not a tremendous amount different. It bounces a little bit harder going in the corner because of that splitter we don't have a lot of travel, but, other than that, people worried about parts falling off of it and this and that. I don't think that's an issue. Obviously, it wasn't. Where the true test is gonna be is when we get to bigger tracks where aero really matters -- Dover and these one miles -- Richmond -- and so on. We'll see."

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JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 9th)

"Every week this year we've had a good car, we just got in those two accidents in the beginning. It feels so good walking out here and looking up at the scoreboard. You've got to take baby steps to get better and every week we seem to get better. We qualified well this week. The car of tomorrow is kind of promising going to Martinsville, so we've got a few things to work on but I still feel good about it right now."

YOU WERE TOP 5 EARLY AND THEN FELL BACK TO WHERE YOU FINALLY FINISHED. "The front brakes went away. I didn't have any front brakes and I got so loose getting in and we were trying to adjust on the car to make it better because of the brakes. There's nothing we could do about it. At the end we got the brakes better, but the balance was all messed up so we've just got to work on it."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 Arby's/DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 11th)

"We didn't run good all day and didn't have a really good day, but we didn't finish too bad. I think we had some broken stuff at the end. I think we busted a shock with about 200 to go and that pretty much did us in."

WHAT ABOUT THE STYLE OF RACING HERE WITH THE NEW CAR? "It was the same as it always is except that the cars drive different."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett